Movies Like Ciao Manhattan (1972)

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Frances (1982)

Starring: Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Kim Stanley, Bart Burns
Duration: 2h 20mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Born in Seattle, Washington, Frances Elena Farmer is a rebel from a young age, winning $100 in 1931 from The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for a high school essay called God Dies.
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Permanent Midnight (1998)

Starring: Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Jay Paulson, Spencer Garrett
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Permanent Midnight is a 1998 independent drama film directed by David Veloz and starring Ben Stiller.
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The Color of Time (2012)

Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff
Duration: 1h 13mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

The different parts of Pulitzer Prize winner C. K. Williams' life told through his poems.
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The Boost (1988)

Starring: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Lenny Brown (James Woods) is a real-estate hustler looking to strike it rich. He is married to Linda, (Sean Young) a paralegal and amateur dancer.
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I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Starring: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film opens immediately after the shooting at The Factory in 1968, followed by Valerie Solanas being shown in custody for shooting Andy Warhol.
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Gia (1998)

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl
Duration: 2h 0mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Gia Carangi is a Philadelphia native who moves to New York City to become a fashion model, and immediately catches the attention of powerful agent Wilhelmina Cooper.
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Basquiat (1996)

Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film is a lightly fictionalised account of Basquiat's life.
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Big Sur (2013)

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell
Duration: 1h 21mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Jack Kerouac, coming off the recent success of On the Road, is unable to cope with a suddenly demanding public and his rise in popularity, and begins battling with advanced alcoholism as a result.
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Piñero (2001)

Starring: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Nelson Vasquez
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Piñero is a 2001 American biopic about the troubled life of Nuyorican poet and playwright Miguel Piñero, starring Benjamin Bratt as the title character.
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The Last of Robin Hood (2013)

Starring: John Hudson Messerall, Brian Bascle, Daniel J. Clancy, Kelly O'Neal
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

The Last of Robin Hood is a 2013 American independent biographical drama film about actor Errol Flynn directed and written by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.
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Mommie Dearest (1981)

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva
Duration: 2h 9mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Joan Crawford is a driven actress and compulsively clean housekeeper who tries controlling the lives of those around her as tightly as she controls herself.
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What We Do Is Secret (2007)

Starring: Shane West, Rick Gonzalez, Bijou Phillips, Noah Segan
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music

Jan Paul Beahm (Shane West) grows up in Los Angeles through a troubled childhood; he does not know his biological father, his mother is an alcoholic, and his older brother dies from a heroin overdose.
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Self Medicated (2005)

Starring: Monty Lapica, Diane Venora, Michael Bowen, Greg Germann
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control.
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House of Versace (2013)

Starring: Gina Gershon, Enrico Colantoni, Colm Feore, Donna Murphy
Duration: 1h 25mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film is about Italian fashion designer and company founder Gianni Versace, whose career is outstanding.
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Factory Girl (2006)

Starring: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film is framed by Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) being interviewed in a hospital several years after her time as an Andy Warhol superstar.
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Anna Nicole (2007)

Starring: Willa Ford, Patrick Ryan Anderson, Richard Herd, Lesli Kay
Duration: 1h 27mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The Anna Nicole Smith Story (working title: Anna Nicole: The Movie) is a 2009 biographical film depicting the life of Anna Nicole Smith, released on DVD on September 22, 2009.
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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro
Duration: 2h 35mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Telling the story of one of America’s most famous literary couples, the movie begins in 1936 when the pair meet for the first time in a chance encounter in a Key West bar in Florida.
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Steal This Movie (2000)

Starring: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Pollak
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Steal This Movie! is a 2000 American biographical film directed by Robert Greenwald and written by Bruce Graham, based on two books: To America with Love: Letters From the Underground by Anita and Abbie Hoffman and Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel by Marty Jezer.
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

Starring: Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate
Duration: 1h 56mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music

Lymon was 13 years old when the teenage group Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers erupted from radios and jukeboxes with their 1956 hit "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" and appeared in the movie Rock, Rock, Rock (1956).
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Whitney (2015)

Starring: Yaya DaCosta, Arlen Escarpeta, Yolonda Ross, Suzzanne Douglas
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Whitney is a 2015 American biographical film directed by Angela Bassett based on American recording artist Whitney Houston and her turbulent marriage to R&B artist Bobby Brown that premiered on Lifetime in North America on January 17, 2015.
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